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We created a tool to help predict Covid-19 increases in African countries

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from Covid-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day. We are awash in information, but everyone wants to distil insight that makes sense from this.

By Steven J Schiff, Andrew Geronimo, Claudio Fronterre & Paddy Ssentongo 1 day ago

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Exploring the important lessons about global cooperation in public health

The Covid-19 pandemic was a stark reminder of the role that global public health has for all aspects of our lives and livelihood. More so, it revealed important lessons about global cooperation in public health that must not be forgotten.

By Wafaie Fawzi, Tang Kun & Alex Taylor 2 days ago

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Biovac to manufacture Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for Africa

Biovac, a Cape Town-based biopharmaceutical company, has signed a letter of intent with Pfizer and BioNTech to manufacture the latter two companies' Covid-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union.

3 days ago

Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant
Treasury considering return of Covid-19 R350 grant

The National Treasury is considering a request from the Department of Social Development to reintroduce the Social Relief of Distress grant.

By Liezl Human 3 days ago

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant
NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University's (NWU) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the coronavirus, on a large scale. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, fast-working, low-cost disinfection solutions are essential in tackling the crisis. The NWU has taken up this challenge by revisiting a patent that was filed years ago for producing ozone.

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 20 Jul 2021

Vaccinations for ECD sector kicks off
Vaccinations for ECD sector kicks off

The Department of Social Development will on Monday launch its national vaccine rollout plan for frontline workers in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector, including ECD practitioners and staff who work in the environment.

19 Jul 2021

A nurse prepares a dose of the Sinopharm coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Wilkins Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 24, 2021. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
Vaccine-starved Namibia receives Sinopharm boost

Namibia received a boost on Friday with the arrival of 250,000 Sinopharm doses bought from China, after its Covid-19 inoculation programme was halted by a lack of vaccines. The country temporarily suspended delivering shots at major vaccination centres across the country after supplies ran low.

19 Jul 2021

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